A stroll down Albany Highway in Victoria Park is like going into IKEA—dangerous but oh so good. Bursting with delish eats from all over the globe, it’s no secret that this ‘burb is an absolute foodie haven with endless cheap and cheery joints, top notch pubs and contemporary restaurants.
At Urban List, we’ve dined up and down the strip to bring you the very best restaurants in Victoria Park and surrounds. Hope you're hungry.
Meet & Bun
889 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
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Serving American-style burgers inspired by the likes of Shake Shack and In-N-Out, Meet & Bun is the newest burger bar to hit East Vic Park. If you know your burgers though, you're likely already familiar with the name—they've been winning hearts (and clogging arteries) in Mount Lawley for years now with their quality burgs. Think organic beef patties or free range fried chicken tenders served between soft 'n golden brioche buns, topped off with all sorts of saucy, cheesy flavour combos. Throw on a serve of cheese fries and a big old loaded shake if you really wanna indulge.
861 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park WA 6101
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From the same team who bought us the modern Japanese eats of Yuuma comes Katzu Katzu, a dedicated tonkatsu restaurant in East Vic Park led by ex-Nobu Chef Sean Hong. It's the only spot in Perth where you can wrap your lips around a whopping 5cm pork cutlet katsudon—think marbled Berkshire pork for max flavour and juiciness topped off with fresh bread crumbs for more crunch and less oil. Your katsu of choice is paired with free flow rice, so there's no chance of going home hungry here.
Qin’s Lanzhou Beef Noodle
873 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
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When comfort is on the cards, only a bowl of Qin’s noodles will do. The hand pulled noodles are made to order at your chosen thickness and width and served in an enormous bowl of seriously slurp-worthy clear beef broth. It’s like a warm hug in a bowl. The best part, though? Unlimited noodle refills.
604 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
Dumpling lovers unite. Funky Momo is serving up the plump and delicious Nepalese kind known as momos and oh my are we thankful they brought these little parcels of joy into our lives. Available steamed, pan fried or deep fried in a huge range of fillings, it’s a real struggle not to go overboard on ordering, especially when their non-dumpling eats are equally delicious too.
610 Albany Highway Victoria Park WA 6100
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Take a seat under rows of hanging red lanterns and tuck into Tokyo-inspired street eats at Izakaya Tori—one of the newest Japanese joints to join the Albany Highway strip. This spot specializes in yakitori, so you’ll find a cracking line up of skewered goods, from flame grilled wagyu beef and pork belly to chicken hearts and kingfish wings. Round up some mates, throw on a bottle of sake or BYO wine and work your way through the whole menu.
393 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
Kuza has nailed the twists and turns of Japanese fusion with their mouth watering eats. The wonderful staff will walk you through the menu if you’re not really sure what’s going on, but the dishes you just have to try are the karaage cauliflower, assorted sashimi and eggplant misoyaki.
Duncan Street Store
41 Duncan St, Victoria Park WA 6100
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Cafe by day, Duncan Street Store transforms into a vibey pop-up restaurant one night a week with eats courtesy of Vital Syverin, the legend behind food truck Soul Provider. The food is all about soul food comfort with influences from South America, New Orleans and the Caribbean. There’s a rotating menu available from 5pm til 8pm Wednesday nights—check their Insta for the latest and get the diary out stat.
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871 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
If you’re one of those lucky travelers who’s recently flocked to Japan, chances are you’ll be craving a katsu fix. Katen has seriously mastered the art of all things deep fried with bowls full to the brim of flavour. Our hot tip? Do not leave without ordering the cheesy tonkatsu—it’s like a pork schnitty, only stuffed with cheese—it’s no wonder this place has gained cult status.
Dragon Hot Pot
877 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
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Get set to slurp your way through thick fragrant soups and juicy noodles at Dragon Hot Pot. We love that you get to fill your own pot from a supermarket style wall overflowing with meat, veg, noodles, tofu and everything in between. Once you’ve filled your pot with everything your heart (or should we say stomach) desires, take it up to the counter to choose your soup broth and heat level, then they’ll cook it and bring it out for you to enjoy.
280 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
For your fix of everything chargrilled, stroll straight into Kanpai Yakiniku. It works kinda like Korean BBQ, so come prepared to chargrill all kinds of high quality meats at your table (no pressure). Even better, Kanpai’s smokeless chargrill systems use advanced smoke ventilation technology to make sure that delicious BBQ smell won’t attach itself to your clothes—all the more reason to check out this tasty joint.
257A Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
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There’s a tonne of superb Japanese restaurants on the Albany Highway strip and Bentori has to make the list. Gear up for traditional teishoku sets (picture a larger bento with way more goodies), tempura veggies and hearty donburis. Everything here is super affordable and it's BYO, so we can't think of a better place to go when you're on a budget.
834 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
The crew at RoyAl's dish out some damn fine American-style eats with the best burgers and wings for miles, not to mention some epic desserts! There’s some seriously good daily specials with $30 all you can eat wings on Wednesdays. Hand over the buffalo sauce.
Neho Asian Tapas
249 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
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Arriving at Neho Asian Tapas is as delightful as the neon lights and hilarious signs that do but don’t make sense. Boasting a pretty impressive Asian fusion menu, it’s hard to go here without wanting to order everything. The tea smoked duck, rendang short ribs and Hatyai fried chicken is a winning combo if you really need to narrow things down—you can thank us later.
907A Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6100
Whilst technically over the border in East Vic Park, we promise The Prophet is worth its spot on the list. With good service, good atmosphere and great food, it will easily become your new fave eatery. The Lebanese menu has plenty of tempting options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike, and you should probably trust the staff when they very politely mention you might have ordered too much. If you really want to try the extras, you might just have to go back, or better yet, get ready to unbutton your pants.
Lola's Filipino Diner
8/885 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
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From the guys behind RoyAl's Chicken & Burgers, Drasko’s Hot Chicken, Al Pastors and Baby Roys, comes the latest soul food addition to get you drooling—Lola's Filipino Diner. The menu has all your bases covered, from traditional dishes like inasal chicken (Filipino BBQ chicken) or a boodle fight (a selection of carefully curated dishes served on a banana leaf and traditionally eaten with your hands) through to crowd favourites like their tantalising fried chicken and gravy.
Dapur Van Java
1 Leonard St, Victoria Park WA 6100
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This cosy restaurant specialises in homemade Indonesian fare with recipes that have been in the family for generations. Using the freshest ingredients possible, your tastebuds will be singing with flavour as you feast on dishes like Balinese-style barramundi fillet, beef ribs and of course the classic satay.
Boston Brewing Co
660 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
You can trust the team at Boston Brewing Co to keep you well hydrated and very well fed with a range of their own brews, snazzy wines and killer cocktails. The food is seriously impressive with share dishes like crispy brussel sprouts and slow cooked lamb shawarma alongside classic pub faves like the Boston chicken burger and a good ol’ steak.
774 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
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For a juicy slice of New York-style pizza with a side of retro arcade games, Palace Arcade is the place to be. Pick from mouthwatering classics like the margherita, pepperoni, or Hawaiian—all available in slices bigger than your head or whopping 16 and 22-inch whole pizzas. Level up your experience with a few boss worthy drinks from the bar and you’re onto a real winner.
Ria Ayam Penyet
417 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
After setting up shop over East, we were just a tad excited to hear the very trendy Ria would be gracing the shores of Perth. Slinging out Indonesian street food that will quite literally knock your socks off, Ria is sure to take up a spot on your weekly lunch hitlist. Try the best selling crispy vegetable stuffed tofu with a side of chilli washed down with an iced tea or coconut jelly treat.
850 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
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Hakata Gensuke is home to mouth-watering tonkotsu ramen made with their own secret recipe bursting with flavoursome pork broth, pork chashu and thin noodles. Apart from the signature ramen, the menu also features their Black Tonkotsu (with black sesame paste), the God Fire which is nice and spicy and the Shio Tonkotsu—a lighter version of the signature dish.
901 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
A legend amongst locals, The Balmoral showcases some of the best local produce going round. There’s heaps of indoor space for a chilly night, or if the sun is shining you’ll be able to soak up the atmosphere in the beautiful alfresco area. There’s daily food specials and some fun drink features too—think vodka filled zooper doopers. Yes please!
Good Fortune Roast Duck House
884 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
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The menu here is extensive, so allow us to help: get the roast duck (with rice, obviously). It’s the best roast duck in Perth, hands down. Crispy skinned and succulent, it comes with a choice of two sauces, both of which you’ll be asking for more of. Add to that the roast pork, the salt and pepper squid and a plate heaped with greens and oyster sauce, and you’re set.
Little Ying Thai
3/895 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
This neighbourhood gem is the kind you really want to keep a secret but just can’t stop talking about. The Thai dishes are melt in the mouth and jam packed full of fresh and wholesome flavours. Head’s up, the massaman is a crowd fave.
13 Lathlain Place, Lathlain WA 6100
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This sultry Italian bar actually sits in Lathlain but given the proximity we just couldn’t leave it out. Cosy Del’s pays tribute to all things Northern Italian with magical handmade pastas, fresh and ridiculously tasty shares and the finest Mediterranean wines and spirits going round.
279 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
Decanter’s been well loved amongst Vic Park folk and visitors for some time, and with tasty food and great drinks, it’s an obvious winner. Indulge in shares like oozy straciatella cheese on top of peach and beetroot and guanciale (like prosciutto, but better) mac and cheese. It’s true—one can never have enough cheese.
Vic Park Hotel
605 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100
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After the beloved Vic Park Hotel underwent a massive $2.3 million glow up including a brand spankin’ new airy beer garden and function space—not to mention banging Brazilian-inspired eats courtesy of Head Chef Andre Nunes—grabbing a pint at the local has never looked better. The kids menu also slaps, and with a dedicated playground out back it's a no brainer for low fuss family dinners.
Frank’s Texas Smokehouse
767 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
Set in an old car yard along Albany Highway, Frank's delivers some serious Americana vibes. Their huge outdoor space—complete with long picnic style tables and festoon lighting—is perfect for a big feed with friends on a hot summer evening, especially considering the drinks are so cheap. Whatever you do, though, just make sure you get a serve of the moist brisket. It's not going to win you any health points, but damn, it's one of the juiciest slabs of meat you'll find around Perth.
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